Australian themed vintage style wedding ideas

With Australia Day coming up this weekend, it would truly be un-Australian of me to not share an inspiration post filled with ideas for a gorgeous vintage inspired wedding with Australian touches.  Now fellas out there, this doesnt mean you can rock up in thongs and hand out stubbie coolers as favours (although I’d actually find that to be a really handy gift if it had a cool message on it).  Weddings should still be stylish and wonderfully creative so here are some suggestions with the Australian theme in mind.

Lamington Tower or Lamington Cake

Who doesnt love a good lamington, and a lamington tower is super easy to put together if you are on a budget. I personally love the idea of an indulgent tiered cake with the traditional lamington finish.  Imagine that with a yummy white chocolate mudcake underneath!!

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - lamington tower

Source: Heidelberg Cakes

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - lamington cake

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Australian native flowers

These little gumnuts are simply gorgeous in a pastel floral display, or for something really bold you could go for wattles or bottlebrush

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - brides bouquet with gumnuts

Source: The Lane

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - floral table centrepiece

Source: Sugar & Spice Events

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - brides bouquet with Australian natives

Source: Sugar & Spice Events

Vintage Australian Postcards

This is such a great idea for all of you creative folk.  Be inspired by vintage Australian postcards when designing your stationery suite.  Cute retro inspired designs could be used on your invitations, table numbers along with a story to keep table conversation flowing or even cute framed posters on walls or shelves.  These are some great images to start you off:

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - vintage Australian postcard invitations

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Native Australian meals

Today so many restaurants are getting super creative with jazzing up native food such as Kangaroo & Emu.  This can of course be delicious and an option for the carnivorous of us, but if that’s not your cup of tea there are so many fantastic venues and caterers offering dishes featuring really unusual flavours such as lemon myrtle or quandong.

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - kangaroo main meal

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Think outside the box with your food choices, not only on the main menu but a clever alternative to the traditional bread roll could be damper

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - damper

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Australian inspired dessert table

Some of you may recognise this gorgeous image that was part of our Australian WWII inspired shoot published in our very first issue of The Vintage and Handmade Bride.  Adorned with vintage Australian tea towels and featuring staple Australian treats, this is guaranteed to put a smile on any Aussies face who attends your wedding!

WWII Inspired Love Story - Luke Going Photography - The Vintage and Handmade Bride

Image: Luke Going Photography

Unconventional decorations

I absolutely love this picture.  What is more Australian than the old hills hoist, then jazzed up with a chandelier its a wonderful backdrop to an outside reception under the stars.

Australian vintage inspired wedding ideas - unique lighting

Source: The Lane